The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the hotly anticipated smartphones, second only to the iPhone 5. This is why Android enthusiasts have been busy looking at possible leaks of the upcoming smartphone. However, according to a Samsung VP, the successor of the Galaxy S2 is already here. It’s the Galaxy Note.
In an interview with CNET UK, Simon Stanford, Vice President of Samsung Telecommunications and Network for Samsung UK and Ireland, said, “The evolution in S2 is already here, it’s there, it’s Galaxy Note and that is a really strong device for Samsung, globally as well as in the UK.”
The Galaxy Note is a cross between a smartphone and a tablet. It sports a 5.3 inch display and an S Pen (stylus) that allows you to do things like adding drawings or your handwriting on screenshots. It also comes with powerful hardware such as a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor.
Stanford says, “The successor [to the S2] is already here, it’s the Galaxy Note. It’s Galaxy Note!”
He adds, “People don’t have to have a tablet and smart phone — it can be done all in one device — which is exactly what people are using it for.
“The Note is the one device. It’s the all in one device. I had an S2 and a tablet, now I use a Note. It’s as simple as that — because I can do everything I want from that particular product. The 5.3-inch screen is perfect for gaming, video, it’s also ideal for PowerPoint presentations, Excel presentations, Flash presentations. I can edit those, look at them, share them.”
Speaking about the Note’s Smart Pen, Stanford says, “The smart pen helps people personalise what is very much a sterile interaction with technology. What people want to do is be a bit different, get individuality back… With Note you can take a picture, you can annotate it and send that straight onto Facebook — you’re doing things differently.”
When asked about the amount of Notes Samsung have been sold in the UK, he wouldn’t say. Instead he says, “The Galaxy Note is incredibly strong for us — sales are doubling week upon week.”
Speaking about the S3, Stanford said, “We haven’t confirmed any successor to the S2. The S2 is a very, very popular device. It’s the number one selling Android device in the UK and has been now for coming up to a year… Whatever the [actual] successor to the Galaxy S2 is will only help develop that further.
“Any successor to the S2 we will announce at a separate Samsung event when it’s nearer commercial release — if [there is any successor].”
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